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MEET T.R.A.M., A SUPERGROUP FEATURING MEMBERS OF ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE MARS VOLTA, AND SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

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Yep, you read that right — Sumerian has signed T.R.A.M., a new supergroup consisting of Animals as Leaders guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes, Suicidal Tendencies drummer Eric Moore, and Adrian Terrazas (who used to go by “Adrian Terrazas-González” but whatever), who played flute/sax/bass clarinet/percussions on three albums by The Mars Volta (Frances the Mute, Amputechture, and The Bedlam in Goliath). The band’s moniker, in case you haven’t put it together, is an amalgamation of the last initial of each musicians’ name (For the cheap seats: Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi, Moore).

Ah, but the important question is: What does T.R.A.M. sound like? Alas, I have no answer for you. The band’s Facebook page is not yet streaming any music. But they’re scheduled to release their debut album, Lingua Franca, in May, so presumably we’ll hear something pretty soon. If I had to make a guess as to what the band’s sound will be, though, I’d wager “Music-dorky as fuck.” I mean, if these dudes all got together and formed The Ramones, people would probably be really disappointed, right?

And for those of you lucky enough to be attending SXSW, well, here’s some more good news — T.R.A.M. are making their live debut as part of the showcase being thrown by our friends at WSOU 89.5FM on Thursday, March 17t. The show will take place at Venue 222 and will also feature The Faceless, our very close pals in Meek is Murder,  Ultrageist, Death On Two Wheels, and Beta Wolf. This all-ages gig starts at 1 pm. E-mail sxsw AT bigpicturemediaonline DOT com to guarantee that you get in.

If your’e going, please feel free to hit us up with a report — obviously, this is a band who we’ll be following closely in the coming months.

-AR

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